“Little Gestures” VFX Short Wins $10k Prize at GUFA

Many congratulations to the makers of “Little Gestures”, which has won the Best Cine-VFX award in the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2022, with a cash prize of $10,000. 

This is the latest award for “Little Gestures”a short story about an artist’s maquette which comes to life.
The film was directed by Richard O’Hanlon and Daniel Brand-Sinyinza, and produced by Nickoel Izharudin and Dominic Strachan.

Little Gestures – Official Vimeo Showcase

Little Gestures from Nickoel Izharudin on Vimeo.

Little Gestures
The artists’ apprentice makes its mark

Little Gestures” was directed by Richard O’Hanlon and Daniel Brand-Sinyinza, and produced by Nickoel Izharudin and Dominic Strachan.

Module PR6001

Little Gestures” was completed as part of the third year animation Module PR6001, a Studio Project worth 60 Credits, overseen by UG Program Leader Michael Davies.

In PR6001 our animation students and VFX students combine forces to produce a short film combining live action and animation, shooting live action plates and then integrating these with animation, tracking the assets to create a seamless composite.

“Little Gestures”

Festival Success

“Little Gestures” has won many festival awards: 

You can find Little Gestures at the IMDB here

The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects. 



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